Offshore wind power is forecast to be a front-runner in renewable energy industries.
Arthur D. Little Korea analyzed, "South Korea is likely to lead a worldwide offshore wind power market with high-end shipbuilding technical skills, even though its start on the emerging energy field is rather late."
Competition from global corporations getting fiercer, Siemens, Bestase, Alstom, GE and others have already commercialized 3MW turbines and plan commercialization of 5-6MW from 2013.
In case of South Korea, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction is now under a test operation for 3MW turbine while Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung HI are developing 5MW and 6MW turbine, each. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering took over DeWind of Germany with original wind power technology.
The Korean consulting firm said, "Electric power companies are to select offshore wind farm builders from 2013."
UK plans to expand its offshore wind power complex by 25GW until 2020 while the US, Germany and China up to 54GW, 25GW and 35GW, respectively by 2030.
Korea is to construct the offshore wind complex with annual capacity of 2.5GW in South Jeolla Province by 2019.
Published : October 21, 2011
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